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Gamers Prepare For The First Taste Of F.E.A.R.™

F.E.A.R. Single player demo announced

READING, UK - (August 2nd , 2005) - Vivendi Universal Games announced today that the single player demo for the eagerly anticipated, award winning PC title F.E.A.R. TM (First Encounter Assault and Recon) will be released globally on "F.E.A.R. Friday," August 5th, 2005.

Developed by Monolith Productions, F.E.A.R. is an intense first person close-quarters combat experience with rich atmosphere and an engaging, paranormal horror storyline. Already named 'Best Action Game of E3 2005' by the E3 Critics, F.E.A.R has been called 'Vivendi's classic-in-the-making' and 'the PC's top shooter' by PC Gamer (September 2005).

The single player demo features one level, combining intense and exhilarating action and pulse-quickening paranormal chills, giving players a true taste of what F.E.A.R holds in store for them this fall.

The F.E.A.R. single player demo will be available starting at 18.00pm (GMT) on Friday, August 5th. To download the demo or for more information on F.E.A.R including system requirements, please visit www.whatisfear.com.

F.E.A.R. will be available during fall 2005 for the PC with an BBFC 18 rating (TBC)..

About Monolith Productions

Monolith Productions, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, located in Kirkland, Washington, employs over 100 people. Over the past 10 years, Monolith has risen to critical acclaim through an emphasis on delivering quality products such as the No One Lives Forever franchise and Tron 2.0

About Vivendi Universal Games

Vivendi Universal Games (www.vugames.com) is a global developer, publisher and distributor of multi-platform interactive entertainment. The company is a leader in the subscription-based massively multi-player online (MMO) games category, holds leading positions in the PC, console and handheld games markets, and is an emerging player in mobile and wireless games. Its development studios and publishing labels include Blizzard Entertainment®, Radical Entertainment, Sierra® Entertainment, Massive EntertainmentTM and Swordfish Studios. VU Games' library of over 700 titles features owned intellectual properties including Warcraft®, StarCraft®, Diablo® and World of WarcraftTM from Blizzard Entertainment; Crash Bandicoot®, Spyro The Dragon®, Empire Earth®, Leisure Suit LarryTM, Ground Control® and Tribes®. VU Games also maintains strategic relationships with industry leading content partners, including Universal Music Group, NBC Universal and Twentieth Century Fox.

Contact:

Cat Channon

Vivendi Universal Games

01189 209147

Cat.Channon@vugames.co.uk

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